The director of Glass and The Visit disagrees with the studio’s decision.
Warner surprised everyone by announcing that several of its major releases in 2020 and 2021, whose debuts had been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, would air simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max, its new service. streaming. However, several of the directors and producers of these films were not consulted on the decision, having been informed shortly before the information was made public.
After the news, several directors, actors and producers spoke out against the decision, such as Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve. Now, in an interview with Fandom, director M. Night Shyamalan, responsible for films like Glass, Fragmented and The Sixth Sense, has spoken about Warner’s decision, criticizing the way the company warned filmmakers of its decision and has stated that there must be a separation of where the content is to be seen. He said:
“I don’t support him at all. Not even a little. And especially without talking to the filmmakers. Ridiculous. It is obviously [uma decisão] company and I feel bad for my colleagues who found it this way and are dealing with it now.
This is not the answer. That’s definitely not the answer and I really hope we all get back to theaters soon. Three, four, five months, whatever. And the two can coexist, we have to have high level entertainment at home and when we leave the house. It is not necessary to cannibalize yourself ”.
After the various criticisms, Warner attempted to bring the situation under control, making deals with the actors, directors and producers of the films, each a specific and different case.